The Challenge:

“Button up for Winter — I don’t know about most of you, but where I live there are a lot of things that need to be done before winter hits, and that’s what we’re doing with our cards today — buttoning up for winter — BUT, it is still fall, not winter, so today’s challenge is to make a fall card and incorporate a button on it — that’s it — oh, I’m seeing lots of cozy, warm, homey cards in my mind, but I can’t WAIT to see how you all interpret this challenge!!!  Remember to try to keep it simple, quick and most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!  (Oh, and  a button can be real, faux, sticker, stamped — whatever, we’re easy!)”

Well…first off “HAPPY HALLOWEEN!”  I have a very special project for you today!  First…here is the card to go along with it!  My card is not very warm…but it IS very spooky for today and it matches my project to go along with it!  I hope you enjoy!

Do you like it?  OK…now on to the project!  I found this site through a video I was watching called Fancy Flours.  YES!  I exclaimed,  I had been looking for these chocolate transfer papers for a LONG time!  I had the perfect house cookie cutter for it for my spooky houses.  So I microwaved (YES…microwaved) the white chocolate (white chocolate chips), spread it over top of the sheet using an off-set spatula over top of the whole image which is attached to an acrylic backing.  Then I melted the dark chocolate chips and spread it over the cooled white chocolate.  I then added some halloween colored candy beads on top.  I packaged them up for the kids to take to school for the faculty.  Enjoy!


Stamps: Trajan Monogram Edition, Simple Alphabet, Faux Ribbon (which made the guidelines for my stitching!) Spooky Sweets II

Paper: White, American Crafts,

Ink: Palette Noir, Versamark

Ribbon: Black eyelet, Black Embroidery Floss

Other: Large Glassine Bags, Black Embossing powder (for spider), Giga scalloped Circle Marvy Punch, Black Button, dimensionals, glue dots to hold ribbon in place.

Go see what the other girls did! 

Darlene (we will miss you!)